“Chicken” Byriani

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“Chicken” Byriani

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Adjust Servings:
For the rice:
1 tablespoon Saffron
2 tablespoons Vegetable butter
1 stick Cinnamon
10 Cardamom seeds
2 Star anise
4 Clove
To taste Salt and pepper
For the chicken:
1 pack Vegan chicken
2-cm fresh Ginger
1 tablespoon Vegetable butter
1 tablespoon Turmeric
1 tablespoon Cumin
1 cup Basmati rice
10 Coriander seeds
To garnish:
1 tablespoon fresh Parsley

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  • Kid-Friendly
  • Low FODMAP

Fragrant rice and spiced vegan chicken are mixed together in this flavorful Byriani. A feast for the palate and for the eye!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


  • For the rice:

  • For the chicken:

  • To garnish:



Biryani is a mixed rice dish that has its origins in the Muslim cuisine of India. It’s rice mixed with meat and spices, that make of it a fragrant, flavourful, and colourful dish. Byriani is lean and satisfying, and very easy to make vegan by substituting meat with vegan chicken fillets.

To prepare, start with cooking the rice in a melted butter, spices, and saffron water. Then, cook the chicken in butter and spices. Finally, mix them all together and finish the cooking.

Serve hot!

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20 minutes

Cook the rice

Boil 50 cl of water, then pour it over the saffron. Set aside. Melt the butter in the rice pot, and add the cinnamon stick, star anise, crushed cardamom seeds (it’s enough to slice them open), and clove. As the butter starts to bubble, add the rice and stir it until all the grains become transparent. Finally, pour the saffron water over the rice, passing it through a strainer. Cook for 15 minutes, until the rice is fluffy and soft. Then, set aside while keeping it warm.

10 minutes

Cook the chicken

Rinse well the ginger root and grate it. In a casserole, heat the rest of the butter and add the ground cumin, ginger, and turmeric. Cook for 1 minute, stirring, then add the vegan chicken and cook for 5 minutes, until it’s well golden.

5 minutes


Add the rice to the casserole and mix it well with the vegan chicken. Adjust the flavour with salt and pepper, then add the fresh parsley and mix again. Take off the heat.



Serve hot and enjoy! You can store the leftovers refrigerated in a closed container for 2-3 days.


I'm an IT professional with a background in journalism. Creating blogs with WordPress is a hobby and a passion of mine. Vegetarian since 2010, vegan since 2012, when I met Jeff I tempted his taste buds with my cooking and it's been love ever since.

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